First Batch of Goat's Milk Soap
Wow, have I learned a lot about soap!!!
I started looking for recipes and learning about soapmaking a few weeks ago. In that time I have read thousands of recipes, discovered the differences in oils, and uncovered the fact that I need to add soap to my list of things I question.
Actually, I've always questioned my soap. I've always looked for and bought handcrafted soaps. I used to make my own melt and pour glycerin until I gave up.
Why did I give it up?
Because I hate glycerin soap. :o)
I figured that using a soap I hated just because I made it wasn't what I was going for.
I've been buying a soap from the health food store and I assumed it was a great handcrafted product.
And it might be.
But how do I know?
There is no ingredient list.
I didn't look up their philosophy until I sat down to write this post.
As I've looked at recipes on sites that I used to think had great soap I became disappointed.
A goat milk soap that is made with lard and two tablespoons of powdered goat's milk?!!
Not that I have anything against the lard on the one hand....it just wasn't what I was expecting.
But powdered goat's milk?
And just a couple of tablespoons?
How can you call that goat's milk soap?
My soap making research has been very informative. I will never buy soap again without know exactly what's in it and why.
Not that I'll ever have to BUY soap again.
I am armed with the knowledge.
I am armed with the equipment.
I am armed with the Goats.
Heh, that's a statement you don't hear every day.
Armed with Goats.
I am happy that the soap that my children will use from now on is made in our home...
with raw milk from our goats....
the finest oils I can find....
And as much of their Mama's Love as I can fit into each bar.